How Australia’s Literary History Might be Written


Discusses a number of histories of Australian literature and their authors’ approaches, and suggests new modes of writing Australian literary history.

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Published 1 May 1983 in Volume 11 No. 1. Subjects: Australian literary history, Australian literature - Comparisons with overseas literature, Literary & intellectual movements, Literary criticism.

Cite as: Pierce, Peter. ‘How Australia’s Literary History Might be Written.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 11, no. 1, 1983, doi: 10.20314/als.398009b8e6.